Period
to 5 April 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2,714 4,375 4,561
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 10.78% 10.22% 9.79%
As % of the Vendors category 27.21% 25.31% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,864 3,079 3,161
Median daily rate £450 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £190 £185 £198
90th Percentile £650 £650 £613
England median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 136 139
Median hourly rate £23.69 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.46% +4.28% -
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £36.50 £41.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £15.34 £15.86
% change year-on-year +17.32% -3.26% +5.73%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 9,974 17,284 18,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.62% 40.39% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,624 11,597 12,581
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 277 358
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -2.33% +3.61%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.76 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +3 607 £450 - 250
West London -2 100 £304 -25.69% 98
South London +8 78 £400 -12.33% 37
East London +20 77 £344 -14.00% 52
North London +4 16 £180 -47.64% 18
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,083 (39.90%) Azure
2 877 (32.31%) Windows
3 673 (24.80%) SQL
4 618 (22.77%) Active Directory
5 598 (22.03%) Office 365
6 573 (21.11%) Finance
7 567 (20.89%) SQL Server
8 489 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
9 427 (15.73%) .NET
10 420 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
11 405 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
12 381 (14.04%) C#
13 368 (13.56%) Migration
14 356 (13.12%) DevOps
15 353 (13.01%) PowerShell
16 318 (11.72%) Power Platform
17 307 (11.31%) SharePoint
18 296 (10.91%) Windows 10
19 282 (10.39%) Power BI
20 275 (10.13%) Windows Server
20 275 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
21 266 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
22 264 (9.73%) VMware
23 259 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
24 247 (9.10%) Security Cleared
25 240 (8.84%) Analytics
26 231 (8.51%) ITIL
27 221 (8.14%) SCCM
28 212 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
28 212 (7.81%) Public Sector

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 307 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 134 (4.94%) MS Exchange
3 113 (4.16%) Skype for Business
4 64 (2.36%) IIS
5 39 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (1.33%) Confluence
7 33 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (1.07%) Apache
8 29 (1.07%) CMS
9 20 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 15 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.37%) SAS
14 8 (0.29%) JBoss
15 7 (0.26%) Drupal
16 6 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 405 (14.92%) Microsoft Office
2 266 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 90 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 70 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.37%) Sketch
8 9 (0.33%) InVision
9 7 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.22%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.22%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.074%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.074%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.074%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.074%) UserZoom
14 1 (0.037%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 187 (6.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.44%) Endur
4 11 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.29%) Oracle AML
7 6 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.18%) Workfront
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
10 3 (0.11%) Magento
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.11%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 2 (0.074%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,083 (39.90%) Azure
2 598 (22.03%) Office 365
3 318 (11.72%) Power Platform
4 190 (7.00%) AWS
5 175 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
6 152 (5.60%) PaaS
7 138 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 130 (4.79%) IaaS
9 102 (3.76%) Azure Data Factory
10 97 (3.57%) SaaS
11 86 (3.17%) OneDrive
12 85 (3.13%) GCP
13 68 (2.51%) GitHub
14 67 (2.47%) PowerApps
15 57 (2.10%) Serverless
16 39 (1.44%) Microsoft Flow
17 36 (1.33%) Azure Functions
18 26 (0.96%) Yammer
19 24 (0.88%) OpenShift
20 18 (0.66%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 152 (5.60%) DNS
2 136 (5.01%) Firewall
3 131 (4.83%) Skype
4 98 (3.61%) LAN
5 97 (3.57%) DHCP
6 84 (3.10%) SAN
7 81 (2.98%) VPN
8 80 (2.95%) WAN
9 61 (2.25%) TCP/IP
10 49 (1.81%) Internet
11 41 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (1.47%) VoIP
13 34 (1.25%) NetScaler
14 29 (1.07%) Network Security
15 25 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
16 24 (0.88%) Unified Communications
17 21 (0.77%) Wireless
18 20 (0.74%) MPLS
18 20 (0.74%) NAS
18 20 (0.74%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 567 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 282 (10.39%) Power BI
3 212 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
4 178 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 139 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 112 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 110 (4.05%) Data Lake
8 74 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 72 (2.65%) Big Data
10 66 (2.43%) Relational Database
11 55 (2.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 51 (1.88%) MySQL
13 48 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 44 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
15 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 32 (1.18%) Hadoop
17 31 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
18 28 (1.03%) NoSQL
19 26 (0.96%) Oracle Database
20 22 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 174 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 139 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 134 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 98 (3.61%) JIRA
5 80 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 60 (2.21%) Jenkins
7 57 (2.10%) Selenium
8 52 (1.92%) TeamCity
9 41 (1.51%) Subversion
10 39 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 35 (1.29%) Moq
12 31 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 19 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 19 (0.70%) SpecFlow
14 18 (0.66%) Artifactory
15 16 (0.59%) MSTest
16 15 (0.55%) Maven
16 15 (0.55%) NUnit
16 15 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
17 13 (0.48%) JUnit
General
1 573 (21.11%) Finance
2 212 (7.81%) Public Sector
3 123 (4.53%) Banking
4 83 (3.06%) Front Office
4 83 (3.06%) Marketing
5 66 (2.43%) Retail
6 65 (2.39%) Law
7 60 (2.21%) Legal
8 55 (2.03%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.96%) Local Government
12 25 (0.92%) Publishing
13 24 (0.88%) Back Office
13 24 (0.88%) Electronics
14 23 (0.85%) Advertising
15 20 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.70%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.44%) German Language
18 8 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 587 (21.63%) Developer
2 331 (12.20%) Analyst
3 298 (10.98%) Architect
4 182 (6.71%) Consultant
5 121 (4.46%) C# Developer
6 119 (4.38%) Support Engineer
7 115 (4.24%) Azure Engineer
8 105 (3.87%) .NET Developer
9 104 (3.83%) Project Manager
10 99 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 98 (3.61%) SQL Developer
12 83 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 80 (2.95%) Azure Architect
14 76 (2.80%) Data Engineer
15 72 (2.65%) Support Analyst
16 70 (2.58%) Windows Engineer
17 67 (2.47%) Business Analyst
18 64 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
19 61 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
20 59 (2.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (15.73%) .NET
2 182 (6.71%) HTML
3 104 (3.83%) AngularJS
4 91 (3.35%) ASP.NET
5 88 (3.24%) CSS
6 80 (2.95%) React
7 76 (2.80%) Web Services
8 70 (2.58%) XML
9 65 (2.39%) .NET Core
10 60 (2.21%) JSON
11 53 (1.95%) REST
12 52 (1.92%) Node.js
13 50 (1.84%) .NET Framework
13 50 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 46 (1.69%) WPF
15 43 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
16 42 (1.55%) HTML5
17 36 (1.33%) jQuery
18 35 (1.29%) Kafka
19 31 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 275 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 96 (3.54%) User Experience
4 79 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 48 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (1.51%) NHS
7 40 (1.47%) Hedge funds
7 40 (1.47%) Replication
8 39 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 38 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 34 (1.25%) Cloud Native
11 33 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 33 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
12 32 (1.18%) Fixed Income
13 29 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 28 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.92%) Driving Licence
15 25 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
16 24 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 877 (32.31%) Windows
2 296 (10.91%) Windows 10
3 275 (10.13%) Windows Server
4 211 (7.77%) Linux
5 143 (5.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (5.23%) Windows 7
7 99 (3.65%) Android
8 96 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (3.32%) Apple iOS
10 81 (2.98%) Windows Server 2016
11 45 (1.66%) Unix
12 37 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 28 (1.03%) Mac OS
15 26 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
16 19 (0.70%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.70%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.41%) CentOS
17 11 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
3 368 (13.56%) Migration
4 356 (13.12%) DevOps
5 259 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
6 240 (8.84%) Analytics
7 231 (8.51%) ITIL
8 211 (7.77%) CRM
9 177 (6.52%) Scrum
10 165 (6.08%) Data Modelling
11 157 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
12 153 (5.64%) ETL
13 151 (5.56%) Project Management
14 145 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 139 (5.12%) TDD
16 129 (4.75%) Test Automation
17 122 (4.50%) Visualisation
18 113 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
19 104 (3.83%) Microservices
20 103 (3.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 673 (24.80%) SQL
2 381 (14.04%) C#
3 353 (13.01%) PowerShell
4 184 (6.78%) Python
5 179 (6.60%) JavaScript
6 178 (6.56%) Java
7 130 (4.79%) T-SQL
8 62 (2.28%) PHP
9 58 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 47 (1.73%) VBA
11 40 (1.47%) C++
12 39 (1.44%) C
13 37 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 35 (1.29%) VB
15 29 (1.07%) R
16 27 (0.99%) Ruby
17 26 (0.96%) VBScript
18 24 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 22 (0.81%) VB.NET
20 21 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 247 (9.10%) Security Cleared
2 191 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 137 (5.05%) Degree
3 137 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (2.21%) MCSE
5 37 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 30 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
7 30 (1.11%) MCSA
8 29 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (0.85%) MCP
11 22 (0.81%) CCNA
12 21 (0.77%) A+ Certification
12 21 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.74%) CCA
14 18 (0.66%) ISTQB
14 18 (0.66%) MCITP
15 16 (0.59%) Master's Degree
16 14 (0.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.47%) SLA
2 60 (2.21%) QA
3 32 (1.18%) GDPR
4 30 (1.11%) PMO
5 25 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.70%) WCAG
7 13 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (0.18%) P3O
10 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.15%) MiFID
10 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.11%) Basel III
11 3 (0.11%) NIST
12 2 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.074%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.074%) TARGET2
System Software
1 618 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 169 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (3.94%) Docker
4 64 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
5 61 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 60 (2.21%) XenApp
7 52 (1.92%) vSphere
8 42 (1.55%) XenDesktop
9 31 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 10 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (0.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 7 (0.26%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.26%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.22%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 221 (8.14%) SCCM
2 103 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 90 (3.32%) Kubernetes
4 87 (3.21%) Ansible
5 60 (2.21%) Terraform
6 43 (1.58%) SCOM
7 39 (1.44%) Puppet
8 37 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
9 33 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (0.96%) WSUS
11 23 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
12 18 (0.66%) AirWatch
13 16 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.41%) Nagios
16 10 (0.37%) Backup Exec
16 10 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 10 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
16 10 (0.37%) vCenter Server
17 8 (0.29%) CASB
Vendors
1 264 (9.73%) VMware
2 179 (6.60%) Oracle
3 147 (5.42%) Cisco
4 145 (5.34%) Citrix
5 117 (4.31%) Google
6 113 (4.16%) SAP
7 81 (2.98%) Tableau
8 78 (2.87%) Databricks
9 71 (2.62%) HP
10 62 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
11 56 (2.06%) Apple
12 50 (1.84%) Adobe
13 49 (1.81%) ServiceNow
14 46 (1.69%) Splunk
15 43 (1.58%) Dell
16 42 (1.55%) Remedy
17 34 (1.25%) Bloomberg
18 31 (1.14%) NetApp
19 30 (1.11%) Symantec
20 29 (1.07%) EMC